EPICA – Vs Attack On Titan Songs (EP Review)

EPICA – Vs Attack On Titan Songs (EP Review)

Background To Release Epica have decided to officially release worldwide the EP that was only released in Japan late last year.  Entitled Vs Attack On Titan Songs, this is music originally composed by Revo from a Japanese band called Linked Horizon.  Linked Horizon wrote the music for a series of Manga movies. The pieces were written (apparently) in an Epica style, so now the band have re-recorded them for the more Metal based market. To…

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MASSIVE WAGONS – Full Nelson (Album Review)

MASSIVE WAGONS – Full Nelson (Album Review)

Massive Wagons are indeed massive, in their hometown of Carnforth in the northwest of England. So much so, that their loyal band of followers organized a huge mural of the cover of their forthcoming album, Full Nelson to be painted on a wall in the nearby town of Lancaster. On hearing the record I’m not surprised. This album is brim-full of top quality tracks. It rocks, it rolls, has variety, emotion and, in no small…

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MATTERHORN – Crimes of Man (Album Review)

MATTERHORN – Crimes of Man (Album Review)

Here at the Decibel Geek/CGCM Podcast headquarters, I get inundated with album promos for review. I don’t even read the bios anymore. I just chance and click…if I don’t like it, another simple click stops the madness. Sometimes you win the lottery so to speak! And good morning Matterhorn – Crimes Of Man, nice to meet you! This debut album released independently back in April of 2018. And it’s a ripper! MATTERHORN – Bio Hailing…

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HELL’S GAZELLES – Take Your Medicine (EP Review)

HELL’S GAZELLES – Take Your Medicine (EP Review)

When HELL’S GAZELLES – Take Your Medicine appeared in my promo downloads, I was instantly attracted to it. The album cover. The band name. They were simply intriguing and crying out for me to listen to it. On to the phone it went for sampling during the public transit commute to work. The EP played well over my headphones and I opened up the accompanying press release.  I was quite surprised to read that this…

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DEE SNIDER – For the Love of Metal (Album Review)

DEE SNIDER – For the Love of Metal (Album Review)

I wasn’t sure just what to expect from Dee Snider, the Twisted Sister frontman with his new solo effort, For the Love of Metal. Let’s face it, I was slightly afraid. Afraid that it would be an awful record. But I’m happy to report that it’s just the opposite! Mr. Snider has come through with a bombastically heavy, fist-pumping release with For the Love of Metal. According to the press release sent along with the…

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LYCANTHRO- Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse (EP Review)

LYCANTHRO- Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse (EP Review)

LYCANTHRO – Bio Horns up! It’s time to prepare for the arrival of the Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse. Not talking about Ric Flair’s band of WCW wrestlers, but instead the sophomore EP from Ottawa’s Lycanthro. It was February of last year when I was introduced to this band via their debut self titled release. When I reviewed the debut, I  clearly remember thinking what these guys could be capable of with a little more…

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LUCIFER – Lucifer II (Album Review)

LUCIFER – Lucifer II (Album Review)

Necessity, as they say, is the mother of invention. In this case, the necessity was moving on after Gaz Jennings departed Lucifer in 2016 which left founder member Johanna Sadonis bereft of both a guitarist and songwriting partner. The invention comes with a stunning new album, Lucifer II, borne out of a new creative partnership with Nicke Andersson. Andersson, who starred with Imperial State Electric and The Hellacopters among others, played – through necessity again –  bass, drums and half the…

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REO SPEEDWAGON – Lost In A Dream (That 70’s Guy – Retro Review)

REO SPEEDWAGON – Lost In A Dream (That 70’s Guy – Retro Review)

I’m pleased to present in this edition of That 70’s Guy’s – Retro Review, that hidden gem that is none other than 1974’s  Lost In A Dream by REO Speedwagon.  REO Speedwagon is by no means an unknown band, but Lost In A Dream certainly falls into that category of being a lost classic.  I can usually remember every little thing about my introduction to certain bands or albums, but, for the life of me,…

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COLD SNAP – All Our Sins – (Album Review)

COLD SNAP – All Our Sins – (Album Review)

The Story So Far Cold Snap are a 6 piece metal band from Croatia who have been around for about 15 years. However, it is only recently that they seem to be getting noticed in different parts of the globe. July 6, 2018, sees the release of their fourth album and the third to be produced by Tue Madsen from Denmark who has also worked with bands such as Madball, At The Gates and Meshuggah…

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TRAITORS GATE – Fallen (Album Review)

TRAITORS GATE – Fallen (Album Review)

I was excited to see this album promo arrive in my media download pool. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the chance to spin it right away and it got put aside and forgotten with the travel of two weeks, two festivals in Sweden. The album was released by No Remorse Records on May 25, 2018. I present a wicked slab of NWOBHM with TRAITORS GATE – Fallen. TRAITORS GATE – History The band formed in the…

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